Kanye West's fashion line Past Tell could go up for sale on the Internet at any moment. Any delays in launching are only because, as Tim Blanks explains in this month's Canadian Flare, Kanye is "acutely aware of his responsibility to offer only the best." As such, Kanye has — after working on the project for more than a year — only created four pieces as part of his line. They include three articles of clothing. And a belt. Blanks reports that Kanye wore these items to the shows in February and March.
So absorbed in fashion is he, Kanye cleared his schedule for an entire five months, starting in February, to work only on clothing design, including the range of sneakers he designed for Louis Vuitton. This is not, Blanks informs us, simply a case of Kanye attaching his name to a product, but a return to his childhood passion. Wee Kanye, you see, loved to draw shoes. "Nobody — not even girls — loved clothes as much as me," West says. "And even now, the girls I go out with, I take them to the Pierre Hardy store and say, 'Why don't you wear these instead of Vans?'" Kanye won't even tour until the summer, so he can continue perfecting his garments and perhaps soon end the world's torturous yearning to wear them at last.
And one more thing: Not only does Kanye care deeply about attiring himself, the women he dates, and the world, he cares about how you see him. For do not misconstrue arrogance for his own self-belief. "I don't have the traditional false modesty a celebrity's supposed to have," Kanye explains. "I can't lie to anybody about the way I feel about myself; I'm too dope. I'm super-dope."
Kanye’s Quest [Flare]
Most Viewed Stories
American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy
The Big Secret of Every Dating App: Tech Doesn’t Matter
‘Truly Ugly Guy With Glasses’ Is Europe’s Most Virile Man
Ellie Kemper Thinks Kimmy Schmidt Would Fit in Well in Greenpoint
Céline’s Woman-Friendly Triumph
It’s Harder to Be Thin Than It Was in the ’80s
Guess What? Americans Love Planned Parenthood
Why Do I Jerk Awake Right As I’m Falling Asleep?
Witness a Photographer’s Affair With Los Angeles
Sigourney Weaver on Talking to Ronald Reagan About Abortion Rights
From Our Partners
The Day I Told The Ugly Truth About My Marriage
Thrillist: Things No Self-Respecting Adult Should Be Doing on Facebook
How Fashion Girls Find The Best Sh*t At Target, H&M & Forever 21
15 Signs You're With A Good Man
powered by PubExchange
Latest News from The CutCheap Thrill: Jacquemus’s Tailored T-Shirt
A signature piece from the "It" designer.All the Ceilings Women Keep Hitting Their Heads On
Ouch.Phoebe Philo Does Not Believe in Hair Extensions
About the strong beauty look from Sunday’s show.Free Rob
There's a Rob-shaped hole on the new Cosmo cover.Queen Ronda Rousey Is the First Woman to Cover Aussie Men’s Fitness
She's flexin' down under.Astrology GIFs for the Week of October 5, 2015
This week's horoscopes.The Big Secret of Every Dating App: Tech Doesn’t Matter
Just like at bars, it's the crowd that counts.
One more way to make weekdays easier.Coddington, Kawakubo Star in Interview Portfolio
They were photographed for a sweeping 60-page section by Fabien Baron.American Apparel Files for Bankruptcy
Current shareholders, including Dov Charney, will no longer control the company.
Nobody bats an eye at the character’s outfits because “everybody there dresses like that.”Sigourney Weaver on Talking to Ronald Reagan About Abortion Rights
He didn’t want to chat.This Santa Monica Loft Is a Neon Escape From New York Winters
Where an Upper East Side couple flees when the cold becomes unbearable.The Retired Modeling Agent Who Loves Empire
“I started my own agency — we represented Twiggy — but went off to be assistant to the actor Yul Brynner, who was dating my roommate at the time.”Witness a Photographer’s Affair With Los Angeles
Bruce Davidson captured the city in 1964, and again almost 50 years later.Bright Coats for Cold Days
New York women in winter's least-boring outerwear, from bright-green alpaca fur to leopard-print mohair.Céline’s Woman-Friendly Triumph
Phoebe Philo remains in touch with what women want to wear.Sleater-Kinney on Riot Grrl, Reuniting, and Portlandia
10 things we learned from their New Yorker Festival panel.Watch the Akris Livestream
Enjoy!From Up Close, Raf Simons’s Vision for Dior Is Clear
And don't count John Galliano out at Margiela yet.